Clayton Hudson isn’t just another figure in the music industry. Over the course of his lifetime, he’s been involved in multiple aspects of his respected line of work. This has involved jobs such as sound engineering, project management, and tour management. Working in different settings allowed him to take on a more entrepreneurial role. Once the recession of 2008 occurred, Hudson started his own company. The intent was to create excellent stage production for acts such as Kid Rock, an artist he has recently begun working with. The music entrepreneur has been known for his enthusiasm for excellent visuals in a live music setting. He always wants to entertain with his audience with certain theatrics such as acrobatics and stage lights. While he isn’t too fond of video screens, he feels as though they are a necessity for the time being. Lights, however, are a different story. With lights becoming lighter in terms of weight, Hudson loves the challenge of creating fresh and complex light shows for audiences to take in during performances.
Hudson has endured the struggles that come with being an entrepreneur. He was forced to deal with a great amount of stress and loss of money in order to defend himself from a client that did not enjoy working with him. Nonetheless, he persevered and continues to run a very successful company that works with artists from all over the world.
Clayton has taken great advantage of the technological advancements that have been made over the past decade and a half. With his iPhone, he can run different aspects of his business regardless of his location. Between communicating with clients and sending important information via Dropbox, he feels that the new, convenient methods of staying in touch with important contacts have kept him sane.
Keeping the mind sharp is important to a successful music figure such as Clayton Hudson. He often reads books to learn new things that can help him deal with everyday situations. He acknowledges that life does get stressful and that there is a multitude of ways to deal with that stress. One of Hudson’s favorite books at the moment is titled “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and It’s All Small Stuff” by Richard Carlson. The book talks about only focusing on important details and not small ones that will create distractions or unnecessary stress.